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It’s sweet to do what you love: My #SkinnyCowSecret

It’s sweet to do what you love: My #SkinnyCowSecret

I used to end every night with a book. I'd wash my face, apply my multiple potions, grab whatever book I was currently reading and get at least an hour in before calling it a night. But as life gets busier, and I get increasingly more exhausted from it, I find I can't do that anymore. Because within minutes of…
Smoothie Recipes Cucumber, Kale and Black Cherry

Smoothie Recipes Cucumber, Kale and Black Cherry

Lately, at the Shay House, our go-to Summer Smoothie recipes involve cool cucumber, kale and frozen black cherries. It's super-tasty, so the little ones won't even know there are veggies in there! Need a quick healthy start to your day? Look no further. Ingredients 2 cups Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt 2 cups sliced Cucumber 2 cups Kale 2 cups frozen Black…
Easy Picnic Recipes: Pineapple Coleslaw

Easy Picnic Recipes: Pineapple Coleslaw

With BBQ Season in full-swing and July 4th just around the corner, I thought now would be the perfect time to share my family’s secret Pineapple Coleslaw recipe with you. With only a mere 5 ingredients, it whips up in a snap. And who doesn't love easy picnic recipes? It’s an adaptation of my Grandmother Kate’s recipe. However, she really…
Beauty lovers need snacks too! Check out Urthbox…

Beauty lovers need snacks too! Check out Urthbox…

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 6.22.15 I love a good beauty subscription box, but beauty lovers need snacks too! Which is why I am all over UrthBox. It is literally a snacker's dream. There are four box sizes to choose from. A six month subscription runs $9 a month for 6 items, while $36 per month…
The Best Hummus Pasta Salad Recipe

The Best Hummus Pasta Salad Recipe

Stop looking: You've found the best hummus pasta salad recipe Rather bold claims, I know. But make it and tell me you don’t agree. Appetizer, entrée, dessert. Been there, always do that. Are you having people over on July 4th? We (and Sabra) think hanging out with friends and family calls for celebration. It calls for an extra course! That’s…
My #SkinnyCowSecret – I eat ice cream in the tub

My #SkinnyCowSecret – I eat ice cream in the tub

“How are things with you?” asks my friend. “BUSY!” I say. That’s pretty much how most of my conversations with friends start (though I would imagine that it sounds familiar to you too.) Between work, family and life in general, it seems my to-do list is never blank. Honestly, there are items on there that get transferred from old list…
Cocktail Recipes: The Pineapple Pisco

Cocktail Recipes: The Pineapple Pisco

Drinking isn't always thought of as a seasonal activity, but as the seasons turn, we often find ourselves thirsty for different flavors. Sure, some people are die-hard about what they do and don't like to drink. But those with more liberal tastes can feel the shift as sure as the change in seasonal produce. While winter is all about red…
Easy Recipes: Brown Sugar Cinnamon Chip Scones

Easy Recipes: Brown Sugar Cinnamon Chip Scones

Imagine, if you will, the perfect scone... Having a tough time? Scones get a bad rap for their density and intentional dryness in comparison with other baked goods. A friend of mine even refers to them as "a stale version of real pastries." That doesn’t have to be the case though! Scones aren't just stuffy little pastries for teatime and…
When Sandra Lee says It’s Cocktail Time, you should listen…

When Sandra Lee says It’s Cocktail Time, you should listen…

There are times when I fancy myself a mixologist. And then, there are times when I'd rather someone else do the mixing for me. This Memorial Day, it's the later. And that is due in large part to these Sandra Lee Cocktail Time Margaritas being damn tasty! The Emmy-winning chef who brought the term "semi-homemade" into our lives (thanks for…
Easy Recipes: Hummus and Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Easy Recipes: Hummus and Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Celebrate National Hummus Day with this delicious appetizer As much as we love elaborately planned dinner parties, there are times when you find out people are coming over last minute and you just need to whip up something on the fly. That doesn't mean it has to be boring, cobbled together odds and ends from the back of the fridge…